Tomorrow January 28th is The Bell "Let's Talk" Day. The purpose of this day is to bring awareness to mental health issues across Canada. We have come a long way but many still suffer in silence.
To encourage people to speak I will share my story:
I grew up in a household with a proud father, loyal husband and an extremely hard worker (he worked on the railroad). He was a hulk of a man standing at 6 foot 5 inches, built like a linebacker and hands the size of grizzly bear paws. I also grew up in a household where my father suffered from severe depression. There were days we would come home and we would find him crying on the couch. Often he would leave to go on long drives and we wondered if he would come back. There were tremendous mood swings and we were always on egg shells. Since we grew up in a small town he worried that he and the family would be stigmatized if his condition was disclosed. So both he and our family suffered in silence. The depression continued to consume him to the point where he could no longer work. He was complete lost in negative thoughts of himself. To him everything he did was wrong. Both medication and therapy were attempted but things continued to get worse. Finally at 47 years of age on March 26th, 2003 the depression consumed him and he took his own life.
Having been on the front line I see what depression can do to an individual and a family. Unlike cancer where you can seek support from the community, many people are left hiding mental health issues.
So please take the time on Jan 28th and reach out to others if you are suffering or led a hand to someone you believe needs help.
We have broken the $4000.00 mark. We have now raised $4,052.00 and are now less than $1,000.00 away from our $5,000.00 goal.
Congrats to this week's winner:
on a $150.00 GC to the Keg Steak House.
When Derek goes to the Keg he orders "off menu" and goes for the Keg-o-mega which is a 24 oz. prime rib steak.
Alexjwilson.com has a new Facebook Page
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With the growth of the Alexjwilson.com and the increased number of annoucements and events - our trusted marketing coordinator decided we needed a Facebook Page.
The new Alexjwilson.com Facebook page will post events, videos, new listings and real estate updates. It will be a valuable resource for anyone that wants to stay ' in the know about Toronto and Real Estate'. With a number of things planned for 2014 and beyond make sure you like this page so you do not miss out.
This section will focus on upcoming events being hosted and sponsored by Alexjwilson.com.
Happy Hour Monthly Social
The Thirsty Thursday
Date: Every third Thursday of the month (Feb 20 this month)
Bar Wellington, 520 Wellington St W.
It seems the older we get the busier we get - therefore Alexjwilson.com wanted to dedicate 1 night a month that people can circle in their calendars and make it a priority to come. Alexjwilson.com is all about community so come out and re-connect with old friends - make some new ones - and share what is new in our lives.
Happy Chinese New Year
Happy year of Horse! Alexjwilson.com wishes you a prosperous and a healthy year!
A quick analysis on Real estate market in the eyes of Chinese zodiac by Paul Ng:
Real Estate is getting polarized. Houses in both south and north would do well. Those in the east and west sides are a bit inferior. In China, price controls are somewhat lessened.
Hence there would be a small real estate boom again, especially in Southern China, USA.
YC Condos (Yonge At College Condos) By Canderel Presented By Alexjwilson.com
A Great Investment:
The average resale at Bay near Grenville is $730/Sq.Ft.
Canderel Built College Park Condos Average Re-sale is $775/Sq.Ft.
Canderel Building YC Condos Average Sales Price is $683/Sq.Ft.
Therefore YC Condos is selling on average nearly $100 less per. Sq.Ft. than it's neighbour at College Park.
Canderel is offering built in equity for investors by selling below market value.
YC Rental Analysis
The corner of Yonge and College is a major hub for Torontonians. 158,000 people work within a ~1 KM radius with 30,000 office workers and university students cross the corner of Yonge and College every day.
By The Numbers:
158,000 people work and study with 1KM
4 Minute Walk To Loblaw's at Maple Leaf Gardens
115,000 Students in Area that spend $3 Million Annual
3 Floors of Amenities
1,000 Shops and Service in the PATH System
2 Floors of Retail
330 Shops in Eaton Center 10 Minute Away
5 Of Canada's Top Hospitals within 1 KM
130 Shops in Aura only 1 Minute Away
2 U of T and Ryerson within a 5-15 Minute Walk
100 Transit Score For Accessibility
3 Acre park located 1 block south
100 Walk Score
3 Block Walk to Mars Research Centre
66 Storey Tower
1 Minute Walk To Subway
1 Minute Walk to future underground PATH
Highlight of the Building:
Instead of a Penthouse on the top floor th
ere will be an infinite pool on the 66th floor that will overlook the city. The inspiration for this infinite pool was the Marina Sand Infinite Pool in Singapore.
Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings
215 Sherway Gardens Road, Unit 511
1 Bedroom plus 1, 1 Bathroom
For Rent $1,400 per month
This Is A Brand New Unit . With Access To The Ttc Steps From Your Home And One Of Canada?s Most Luxurious Malls, Sherway Gardens, In Your Backyard. The Living Rooms And Dining Have Hardwood Floors, Upgraded Kitchen Cupboards, Completely Private Terrace In This Corner Unit.
Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Window Coverings37Cable, Telephone And Internet Are Free For The First 6 Months
Your Home On The Water. This Two Storey Penthouse Offers Over 1800 Sqr. Ft. Over Two Levels. The Unit Feels Like A House Instead Of A Condo. 10 Ft. Ceilings On 1st Floor And 9 Ft. On 2nd. 2nd Floor Also Has A Separate Entrance. 4 Balcony Spaces Which Include - Gas Line, Water Line, And A View Of Lake Ontario And Downtown Toronto. Corner Unit For Privacy. Located On The Water This Area Offers Access To Martin Goodman Trail For Walking, Biking And Running.
Wine Fridge, Gas Line For Bbq, Water Line On Balcony, All Appliances, Elfs, W/C, Exclusive Penthouse Parking (Separate Area) With Built In Locker. Den Could Be 3rd Bedroom. 2 Additional Parking Spaces Available For Purchase ($30,000.00 each or $55,000.00 for both).
Indoor And Hot Tub, Gym, Steam Rooms, Dining Room, Party Room, Theatre Room, Spa Facility, Games Room, Concierge